Cathy Kemp

An Unrestored Woman and Other Stories

By Shobha Rao - Published 2016


LiteraryShort Stories

This was the first time I have encountered stories relating to the period of the Partition between India and Pakistan in 1947, and what ...Read Review

The Food of Love: Book One, Laura’s Story

By Prue Leith - Published 2015



England before the Second World War, and we follow Laura, the youngest of three siblings with two brothers each born a decade apart, ...Read Review

Another Heartbeat in the House

By Kate Beaufoy - Published 2015


As the layers within this story unfold, the reader becomes engrossed in the recent history of Edie together with the historical discoveries she ...Read Review


By Rachel Billington - Published 2015



This year all the remembrances of the beginning of hostilities between the major players in the First World War are honouring 100 years of ...Read Review

The Far Side of the Sun

By Kate Furnivall - Published 2014



Orphaned at a young age, Dodi has secured her independence in the Bahamian capital Nassau, working as a waitress with her own beachside ...Read Review

The French Promise

By Fiona McIntosh - Published 2014


Having read The Lavender Keeper, the first in this series, I was interested to follow the developments in the story surrounding Luc and ...Read Review

When I Was Young

By Mary Fitzgerald - Published 2014


Sixteen-year-old Eleanor has been given the opportunity to travel to the Loire Valley on French-language exchange in the 1950s. Coming from a remote ...Read Review

Three Brothers

By Peter Ackroyd - Published 2013Published 2014


Separated by exactly one year from each other in birth date, Harry, Daniel and Sam are no ordinary brothers. As different in personality ...Read Review

The Love of a Lifetime

By Mary Fitzgerald - Published 2013


It would be a very cynical individual who could not empathise with Richard Wilde, the narrator in this tale. Throughout a rich and ...Read Review

One Night in Winter

By Simon Sebag Montefiore - Published 2013



In Russia of 1945, Stalin is continuing to dominate the political scene, and all Russians live with the underlying fear of arrest, interrogation and ...Read Review